Mom! The Meatloaf!

Tonight I made meatloaf.  Well, kind of.  I substituted ground turkey for the ground beef.  So I guess I should say turkey loaf.  Healthier option!

Ingredients

LOAF

  • 1.25 1lbs ground turkey breast
  • 1 six oz. container Greek fat free plain yogurt (this definitely made the turkey loaf extra moist!)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sage (I didn’t have sage so I threw in some basil instead)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic (If you don’t have garlic you could try 1/4 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten

LOAF TOPPING

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tbsp packed brown sugar

To save time, you could also substitute bbq sauce for the topping ingredients!

Directions

  • Heat oven to 375
  • Mix all the loaf ingredients together in a large bowl
  • Spread the mixture into a 9 x 5 loaf pan
  • Mix the topping ingredients onto the top of the loaf
  • Bake uncovered for one hour and 10 minutes

For sides, I made quinoa and asparagus.  My go to asparagus recipe is to mix the asparagus with balsamic vinaigrette and minced garlic in a large bowl or ziploc bag, spread them out on a baking sheet, and put in the oven until they look ready.

I really love this picture:

Anyways – dinner tonight was an easy recipe, it just takes awhile to cook.  Next time I think I’ll put together all the ingredients the night before so I can just throw it in the oven when I get home from work.  Ate a little later than I wanted to tonight, but it was worth the wait!

Great comfort food 🙂

 

Have a great night – almost the weekend!